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Contemporary Arts: Professional Communication


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About Contemporary Arts: Professional Communication

Ramapo College’s Degree Completion Program (DCP) provides returning adult students ages 25 and older a fully mapped pathway to finishing their undergraduate degree on an accelerated schedule. The DCP offers two accelerated contract majors:

  • Social Science – with a Society and Culture concentration
  • Contemporary Arts – with a Professional Communications concentration

These accelerated majors combine online and evening classroom study on a part-time, year-round schedule (fall, winter, spring and summer).

Generally, Degree Completion Program (DCP) students have earned at least 64 credits either through an Associate’s Degree or through a combination of transfer credits from previous institutions. DCP majors provide the entirety of any courses required by the major, along with any school core requirements, as part of the mapped curriculum. Students must also be part of a Degree Completion Program cohort in order to enroll in either of the accelerated majors or in a DCP section of a course.

The Degree Completion Program assumes that a student has successfully completed Ramapo’s general education requirements prior to enrollment. However, students who need to complete outstanding General Education requirements or elective credits can do so through advisement from the program director.

The accelerated Contemporary Arts: Professional Communication major focuses on how information is created, managed, distributed and consumed. Students in this program engage in coursework in four key areas: Business and Non-Profit Communication, Written Communication, Visual Communication; and Persuasion and Oral Communication. With this degree, you will be prepared for careers in fields as diverse as public affairs, advertising and marketing, as well as opportunities in business, government and non-profit administration.

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Career Opportunities

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Public Relations Specialists$38,610 - $136,450
Human Resources Specialists$41,510 - $121,190
Advertising and Promotions Managers$97,840 - Varies
Marketing Managers$94,440 - Varies
Sales Managers$86,840 - Varies

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

Related Programs

Social Science: Society and Culture

Bachelor of Arts